Online Directories buy Into .tel Domain Opportunity

    NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Telnic Limited (, the
registry operator for the new .tel top level domain, today welcomed strong
interest from online directory service providers for .tel domains.
    Organizations that own trademarks from countries as diverse as the United
States, France, South Africa, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom have
applied domains including, Yellow Pages, Les Pages Jaunes,
Paginas Blancas, L annuaire and Les Pages Blanches.
    "Yellow page providers have clearly understood that the DNS is the
ultimate database for managing and publishing live contact information
globally," commented Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO for Telnic. "We are even more
pleased to have been in conversation with several directory service providers
who are considering becoming ICANN-accredited in order to provide their
customers with .tel domains themselves."
    Applications from trademark holders are still being taken during the
protected Sunrise period until February 2nd 2009, after which time anyone may
purchase any available .tel domain in a first come, first served manner. For
more information about .tel, please visit

    About Telnic Limited

    Founded in 2000, Telnic Limited is the UK-based Registry Operator and
Sponsoring Organization for the new .tel sponsored top level domain (sTLD).
For more information regarding the .tel domain or Telnic Limited, please visit .tel was launched to trademark holders on December 3,
2008 and will be launched to everyone else on February 3, 2009.

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Taylor, Account Supervisor, Edelman,
New York, Tel: (212) 819-4867, Email:

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